Food Manufacturing

Transforming Washington state's food manufacturers into agile and profitable enterprises.

Jams, condiments, granola, ciders, baked goods, frozen fruit, gourmet popcorn… there’s no shortage of foods and beverages being manufactured in Washington State. And like all industries, food manufacturing can benefit from proven, powerful lean methods. Impact Washington partners with NIST, industry associations, and local community colleges and universities to deliver effective lean training programs and develop growth strategies that can help transform food manufacturers into agile and increasingly profitable enterprises.

Impact Washington is a non-profit organization committed to the growth and continued success of Washington State’s food manufacturing industry. Working with our team means tapping into a deep network of tools, resources, and manufacturing expertise. We leverage manufacturing grants, certification programs, events, and on-site training to help empower employees and transform businesses into powerful, agile operations. Learn more about how Impact Washington helps our state’s food manufacturing industry below.


A Success Story: Guiding Growth for Packaging Company | HR Spinner

Company Profile Founded by Harold Spinner in 1916, HR Spinner is a produce packaging distributor serving perishable produce suppliers which began in the Yakima Valley selling to the tree fruit […]

A Success Story: Flexible Packaging Facility Achieves Highest Food Safety Certification | Portco Packaging

Company Profile Portco Packaging is a flexible packaging solution manufacturer for the food, agriculture, construction and retail markets. The company is located in Woodland, Washington and has 50 employees. Situation […]


The Produce Safety Rule and FSMA

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was signed into law on January 4, 2011. It is the most sweeping reform of the United States’ food safety laws in over 70 years. The overall objective of FSMA is to focus on prevention of food safety issues. […]

Preventive Controls for Animal Food

The FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule is final, and compliance dates for some businesses began in September 2016. Below are the key requirements and compliance dates. Current Good Manufacturing Practices (CGMP’s) Established for Animal Food Production: The FDA […]

Impact Washington Launches A New Practice Area Focused on Food Safety Under the Leadership of Expert Craig Doan

FDA Issues Draft Guidances under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act for Animal Foods and the Classification of Activities for Farms and Facilities As the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) continues, the agency today issued two draft guidances to assist industry with […]

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